The ever-mysterious collective SAULT have released a surprise new album ‘Acts Of Faith’, consisting of a single, 32-minute track.

The album, which has been produced by the group’s de facto leader Inflo, has been made available as a .wav file and released via Forever Living Originals.

In typically unconventional style, the band posted an image of a vintage TV displaying the title ‘Acts Of Faith’ over a dark and rainy street background, and with no further information other than a link that fans can follow to download the music.

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SAULT played their spectacularly immersive debut live show in London on December 14 last year, including appearances from Little Simz and Michael Kiwanuka.

As one Instagram user wrote in response to the new post, the image of the television screen has a connection to that show.

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“For those unlucky not to attend, this is a picture from the first room we walked through at the London live show,” they wrote. “It was set up as an apartment with a disgruntled couple living in it, we had to walk through the fridge to get to t tunnel. Perhaps they might be releasing the live recordings…”

Shortly afterwards, the collective suggested that there would be several more concerts around the world in the near future, although these have yet to materialise.

According to a social media post, the shows were to showcase their album ‘5’ in New York, ‘Black’ in Los Angeles, ‘Untitled (Rise)’ in Canada, ‘11’ in Germany, ‘Air’ in Paris and ‘Earth’ in Africa at some point.

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SAULT have never officially confirmed their bandmembers; however, producer Inflo is generally regarded as the leader, with Cleo SolKid Sister, Chronixx and more providing uncredited vocals.

In January, André 3000 said that he had plans to record a collaboration with the group and confirmed that he had spent time in the studio with them.

Speaking to BBC Radio 6 Music, the OutKast rapper said: “A musician friend turned me on to them when they were in their secrecy stage. So he connected me with them.”

“You know, we hung out, went to the studio, messed around a bit… yeah. And once I was turned on to them, I kind of listened to what was done before. I think they’d only had like one or two albums out at that time.”

Host Gilles Peterson then asked Benjamin if he had recorded any music with SAULT, and whether fans could “look forward to” hearing it. “We can look forward to it in the future,” he responded.

In a four-star review of 2021’s ‘Nine’NME wrote: “Once again, Sault demonstrate the power of words and just how impactful music can be. It’s impossible not to feel affected by the stories being told.”

“Despite ‘Nine’s sadness, Sault channel optimism and hope for a brighter future into their songs. Coupled with twinkling piano keys, the album’s poignant closing words offer a lifeline: ‘Don’t ever lose yourself / You can always start again’.“

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